Norco announces Optic 27.5 and 29 Trail bikes

by
April 14, 2016

Canadian bike-meisters Norco have announced a new offering in the ‘trail’ category – the Optic. It’s available either with 27.5in or with 29in wheels, and made out of either aluminium or carbon. The idea is they’ve used their all-mountain nous to design a frame that’s playful and lively, that can climb as well as being able to kick back and shred on the descents.

norco optic singletrack magazine

It’s Boost, of course – and there’s a clever removable ISCG mount which can also incorporate a front mech hanger for all teh versatiles.

norco optic singletrack magazine

Reach looks pretty good, and the angles are in the ballpark for a trail bike. All the 27.5 bikes run a 60mm stem, and all the 27.5in bikes come with a 60mm. In keeping with Norco’s philosophy, each size of bike from XS to XL has a different length of chainstay, as well as front centre.

norco optic singletrack magazine

Prices range from €7,299 for the top-whack carbon job, all the way down to €2,499 for the most reasonable aluminium one.

Advertisement

norco optic singletrack magazine

They look pretty sweet! Hopefully we’re getting one in to test, STAT. For more details, see Norco’s website.

Categorised as:

News